Saturday Introductory Ride
Join us for a safe and non-intimidating place for cyclists to experience and learn about road cycling. The ride meets at the 1412 Q St. NW shop at 10 a.m. on Saturday and departs by 10:15.
This is strictly an introductory ride and caters to anyone who prefers a slower pace (12 to 15 mph) and a shorter distance (25 to 30 miles). The ride is also perfect for anyone new to group riding who wants to gain some experience before jumping into an intermediate ride. Road bikes are required. Your bike must be in good working condition and helmets are mandatory. This ride is led by experienced cyclists. Preview the route Map My Ride.
Sunday Intermediate/Advanced Ride
Intermediate: This 40-mile, moderately paced ride (16 to 18 mph avg) emphasizes group riding techniques. This is a pure group road ride and we try to maintain and sustain the group throughout the 40-mile course. This ride assumes that you have group ride and paceline experience. Preview the route here.
Advanced: For those who want something a bit more aggressive, our advanced ride (40 to 60+ mile ride) is for you. Eligibility for this ride requires that you demonstrate above average bike handling skills and the ability to hold an 18 to 20 mph pace. Preview the route here.
The Intermediate and Advanced rides meet at the 1412 Q St. NW shop at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and depart by 8:45. We will cancel the ride if the roads are wet. You must have a road bike in good working condition and a helmet. We strongly encourage that you also have a flat kit and hydration. To join you must have experience with an organized group ride. If you do not, please start with our Saturday Introductory Ride.
Sunday Fast 40
The Bike Rack “Sunday Fast 40” is a fast-paced 40 mile ride for experienced road cyclists. Each participant must demonstrate experience in group riding and paceline skills at high speeds. This is a closed group and the prerequisite for joining is to demonstrate your bike handling skills on our Sunday group ride.
For all group rides:
- Make sure your bike is in good working condition (it has been recently tuned up)
- Helmets are mandatory.
- Bring a water bottle or two.
- Carry a spare tube in the event of a flat.
- Join our discussion group for news and updates on our rides.
- Have fun.
I just wanted to let you know that your shop ride changed my life. I went from someone interested in biking to a dedicated cyclist in just the 2014 season alone. I had my first race this year, and I am already a cat 4 road racer. I just picked up a cyclocross bike from a friend for the season too. I owe you, your team and your friends credit for what is one of the most important aspects of my life.